Raccoons generally seem to be nocturnal, so we don’t see them very often. We’ve been woken up by a whole family playing soccer with a feeder on the deck at midnight or by them pulling tomato plants in deck pots to pieces to get at the fruit – before it’s even ripe. And it was delightful to see a whole family lined up on a tree branch one summer. But generally it’s the results of their being around that we see.
So it was a treat to catch this one pausing in investigation of the thistle feeder. Just at the point on the deckrail where the bear in yesterday’s post was climbing down.
Next time... back to plants.